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All Quotes by author - David Lowery
" A great sense of morality was instilled in me through my upbringing in the Catholic faith - particularly because my father is a moral theologian. And morality is something I believe exists separate from faith, as an intrinsic human quality that one should aspire to understand and participate in. "
" At the end of the day on 'Pete's Dragon,' if we didn't nail something, we could come back and pick it up later. I always knew there was a safety net built in that Disney would not let the movie fail. But in this case, with 'A Ghost Story,' it was all on the line. "
" Casey Affleck is someone I want to work with again. We almost had him on 'Pete's Dragon,' but his scheduling issues didn't work out. "
" David Lynch's 'Fire Walk With Me' has a scene in it that scared me so bad that I don't remember it. I blocked the memory out - repeatedly! I've seen the film two or three times, and I can never remember what it is that scares me. "
" Digital is my safety net. I know how to use it, how to operate those cameras; it makes sense to me. Film is much more mysterious. "
" Dramas are incredibly compelling. I feel like 'Silver Linings Playbook' is a drama, but because it's funny, people market it as a comedy. "
" Especially in the Western world, so much of our cultural ideas about grieving is about us, and I think it's important to get beyond that sometimes. "
" Grief reveals itself in the most mundane activities, like eating. It's never when you're looking at old pictures. "
" Hindsight is the most dangerous thing imaginable for me. I imagine that's the case for most filmmakers. And I would love to be a filmmaker who was an exception to that rule, but I'm certainly not. "
" I can't solve a puzzle for the life of me - my brain doesn't work that way. But I can take a very simple idea and extrapolate from it and spend time with it and pull things out of it. "
" I can't watch my movies at their premieres - I learned that lesson the hard way. "
" I certainly did not envisage making a Disney movie. The most I hoped for was to be able to pay my bills. I was not a go-getter. I was very type-B. "
" I don't like being pessimistic. I don't like living my life with a nihilistic mindset. "
" I don't think I'm the best screenwriter in the world. It's just important to me to write my movies so I'm personally invested in them. "
" If I can't finish a screenplay, if I can't get to the last page as a writer, it probably means it's not a good movie for me to make. "
" I find everything in life a little bit sad, but I also find a great deal of hope everywhere I look. "
" I find myself very attached to the places I live, and moving is never easy for me. "
" If your financiers care about the movie, they will be involved in a very constructive fashion, but it can get out of hand very quickly, and that is something to be aware of in any type of filmmaking. "
" I grew up in a deeply Catholic home. Our parents always encouraged us to march to our own drums, though, so some of us are still Catholic and some are not. That's always going to be a part of me though; little bits of it trickle into my work. Whether it's an embrace or a rejection, I'm not always sure, but I can't avoid it. "
" I guess you can't really turn a camera on outside in Texas without getting Terrence Malick comparisons. "
" I have a longstanding, unapologetic love for Ke$ha. "
" I have always thought of myself as a writer, only because I need things to direct, and I can't not write the things that I direct. "
" I have a repository of titles I like in my head, and I am always looking for a movie that I can put one on. "
" I have a very short attention span, which is funny. I mean, you'd watch me and think that I don't, but I actually do. "
" I have so many aspirations and interests that would not fit within the Disney brand. I need to make sure I'm engaging those proclivities as well. "
" I know I have trouble watching my own films. "
" I learned to not separate writing, shooting, and editing, it's all sort of one big mess of creative output. "
" I like being able to go to the cinema and sit and spend time observing something without thinking about plot or what one character is saying. I feel like I'm able to connect on a much more profound level. "
" I like roller coasters that have the one 70-foot drop. "
" I like to make movies in Texas because that's where I learned how to do it. I know the industry there, I know the people, I know the crews. But it's hard to make films in Texas. "
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